Professional Details

Colleen McNamee
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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18662 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 223-3836
Fax: (714) 957-4015


Description of Practice

Mediation is a family-centered conflict resolution process in which an impartial third party assists the participants in negotiating a consensual and informed settlement. In mediation, the decision-making authority rests with the parties. The role of the mediator includes reducing the obstacles to communication, maximizing the exploration of alternatives, and addressing the needs of those it is agreed are involved or affected.

Mediation is based on principles of problem solving that focus on the needs of the participants, fairness, privacy, self-determination, and the best interests of all family members. <>p> *Because mediation is focused on the future, we will search for all solutions, not dwell on the past, and create an Agreement that is individually tailored to meet your needs!

Professional Background

A graduate from Azusa Pacific University with degrees in Philosophy, Communications, and Psychology. A Juris Doctorate degree from Regent University School of Law. General mediation certification as well as an advanced mediation certification in Family Law. Notary.

International public speaker and workshop coordinator for all Family Law Mediation related topics.

Member of: SCMA, AIM, Collaborative Law Professionals, Group of Family Law Professionals, ADR & Conflict Resolution and Mediation Exchange Group, Mediator Network, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution,and the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Professionals Group, Fathers Help Network, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce,, The Institute for Conflict Management, Orange County Police & Fire Network, National Notary Association, Orange County Labor Union representative, Matre Dei High School Family Mediator,inducted into the Cambridge Who's Who of Business Professionals, awarded the 2011 Cambridge "Outstanding Professional of the Year Award."


I have been successfully practicing in the area of Family Law for 18 years now, and have had my own private Family Law Mediation practice for the last 15.


Degrees in Philosopy, Psychology, and Communications along with a Juris Doctorate law degree. General Mediation Certification as well as advanced Family Law Mediation Certification. Also, a certified Notary Public.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2001    Don Mohr & Betsy Alan    Coast To Coast Mediation 40 hrs. advanced Family Mediation training
2002-2008    Norman Knispel    Institute for Conflict Management 100+ hrs. General Mediation training & internship


  • You will get your "day in court," a chance to be heard, in a private setting.
  • You and your spouse will work things out cooperatively, rather than engaging in an expensive and stressful legal contest.
  • You will create your own Agreement, rather than allowing others to make your decisions for you.
  • You will set the pace. You wont be frustrated by court delays or pressured to meet court-imposed deadlines.
  • You will maintain your privacy by staying away from the courthouse and concluding your divorce in the privacy of our office.
  • Your children will remain in a safe space because you will design a parenting plan that works for all of you.
  • You will have a chance to complete your emotional and legal divorce at the same time.


Fees are case specific. Please contact us so that we can give you an accurate quote for your particular case. *We do not take retainers! **We do carry liability insurance.

Other Information

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption (12 mediated)
  • Adult Family (2,600 mediated)
  • Business (100 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (250 mediated)
  • Commercial (10 mediated)
  • Contracts (600 mediated)
  • Divorce (all issues) (4,600 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (2,200 mediated)
  • Employment (25 mediated)
  • Family (5,100 mediated)
  • Insurance (30 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (60 mediated)
  • Legal Malpractice (2 mediated)
  • LGBTQ (300 mediated)
  • Marital Mediation (3,500 mediated)
  • Medical Malpractice (5 mediated)
  • Personal Injury (25 mediated)
  • Prenuptial (350 mediated)
  • Real Estate (15 mediated)
  • Workplace (10 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Counselor
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.